Nawaz Sharif sacks trusted aide Tariq Fatemi after news leak scandal

29 April, Islamabad

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif today sacked his special assistant on foreign affairs Tariq Fatemi after an inquiry found him guilty of leaking to a newspaper vital information from a high-level security meet.

Sharif approved an inquiry committee’s recommendation to remove Fatemi from his post. The inquiry committee was set up last year to probe the controversy surrounding a controversial
report by daily Dawn about a key meeting on national security.

In October, a columnist for Dawn newspaper wrote a front-page story about a rift between civilian and military leaderships over militant groups that operate from Pakistan but engage in proxy war against India and Afghanistan.

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